• The version control will be maintained by the SHEQ team and is controlled via the Safety Equipment Inspections Document 2073838157-15.

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The version control will be maintained by the SHEQ team and is controlled via the Safety Equipment Inspections Document 2073838157-15.

The following details must be checked and verified by a nominated competent person

Practical Assessment Instructions Nominal Assessment Duration 2 hours Resources:Crane with rated capacity of 50% at nominated work radius Suitable work area to ensure no interaction with others Approved lifting equipment as below: • Various bow shackles • A certified spreader beam • Suitable packing • A fibre rope tagline • Chain slings of sufficient length • Synthetic slings of sufficient length A certified materials basket or bin with 4 lugs The load to be picked up is to be a loose bundle of wood or steel that is at least 2 metres long. There must be a number of items in the bundle. Other Resources A selection of non compliant lifting equipment for inspection without tags attached eg: Bow shackles A turnbuckle or rigging screw chain slings FSWR slings Synthetic slings And a sufficient number of out of service tags Other Resources A selection of barricading equipment Cones Barriers Hi-vis tape Expanding barriers Notes to the Assessor Have all of the lift equipment mixed together Observe the candidate demonstrating the assessment tasks Encourage the candidate to ask questions to help the candidate understand the assessment tasks Encourage the candidate to relax and perform the assessment at their own pace Candidates may have two attempts at completing practical assessment tasks, if necessary If any assessment tasks cannot be performed due to site or machine-specific factors, the assessment cannot be completed Notes to the Candidate: Ask the assessor questions to clarify any assessment requirements Demonstrate the assessment tasks to the best of your ability The assessor may ask oral questions to demonstrate your underlying knowledge of the assessment tasks To Achieve Competency The candidate must demonstrate to the assessor that they can perform all assessment tasks safely and competently


  • High Risk Work Licence details for the relevant plant. (attach a photo)

Theory assessment

  • What does a cubic metre of the following weigh?
    a) Water
    b) Concrete
    c) Steel

  • 1) What is the smallest diameter rope you would use for a tag line (circle your answer)?

    a) 12mm b) 16mm c) 20mm

    2) What characteristics must the tagline have?

  • What is the danger or hazard involved in using a basket hitch to pick up a load with a 2 leg sling set?

  • When lifting a rigid 6t load on 4 points, what weight should each leg of the sling be capable of?

  • As the angle between the legs of a sling increases, the load capacity of the sling:
    a) Increases b) Decreases c) stays the same

  • What is the maximum allowable angle between any 2 legs of the sling?
    a) 45º b) 60º c) 90º d) 120º

  • When you fix a shackle to a crane hook that has more than one sling on it, which way does it go:
    a) The pin rests on the hook b) The crown rests on the hook

  • 1) What must be considered when using soft slings on a load with square edges?
    2) What is the reduction in load capacity of a choked sling around a square load?

  • What are the conditions required when a crane is to be set up near trenches or excavations? Explain your answer.

  • 1)When are you permitted to stand under / in the fall zone of a slung load?
    2) How would you control a suspended load so that you did not work under a suspended load?

  • How would you prevent other personnel from being able to pass or be working under a suspended load? (give 2 answers)?

  • What is the effect on the load carrying capacity of the crane when the radius increases?

  • Describe 4 signs that synthetic fibre slings are not fit for purpose

  • What type of damage to the rope, is caused by sheaves where the groove is too small for the rope.

  • 1) Where would you stand to check for boom deflection when the weight is being taken by the crane?
    2) What is the effect on an extended boom as the load weight comes off after landing?

  • 1) Where would you walk if controlling a load/ escorting a pick and carry operation?
    2) Where should the dogger/ spotter be if the mobile crane was reversing the load?

  • When working in an EWP, should any part of the EWP be under the slung load or crane boom?

  • What would you do if the crane with which you were working came into contact with live electrical conductors?

  • What should you do if you find yourself under pressure to operate beyond the safe limits of lifting?


  • Pre checklist / log book completed

  • Pre checklist / log book completed

  • Plant fit for purpose and required task

  • Wears/Uses appropriate PPE (e.g. hard hat and gloves)

  • The practical task for Dogger’s and Basic rigger’s<br>1)The candidate is to inspect all of the lifting equipment and determine which is serviceable and why the rest is not. They are to explain and demonstrate what needs to happen to the unserviceable equipment.<br>2)The candidate is to demonstrate how the area needs to be isolated by the use of barriers etc:<br>3)Using whistle signals, direct the crane operator to manoeuvre the hook over a loose bundle load. Have the load lifted by the winch. Direct the load to be slewed or articulated in one direction while simultaneously getting the operator to boom up and then stop both motions. Have the load placed in a safe and secure manner on the ground by use of the winch.<br>4)Use a pair of soft slings or chains to pick up a waste bin at 4 points. The crane must be set up with the boom at high angle and short radius. Using hand signals, the candidate is to get the crane to manoeuvre the load by telescoping the boom out and raising the winch at the same time.<br>5) Using a mobile crane the candidate is to demonstrate the correct procedure for escorting a load from the front when the crane is going forwards and rear when the crane is reversing.<br>

  • Applies JSEAs correctly

  • Inspects lifting gear for wear and current tag

  • Follows correct procedures in windy conditions

  • Correctly interprets SWL of rigging equipment to select lifting accessory size

  • Sets the crane up correctly for the lift (hook over the centre of the load, rope vertical)

  • Selects the correct lifting gear for the task

  • Protects slings from damage

  • Correctly attaches hooks to lifting lugs and eye bolts

  • Identifies local hazards including interactions with process plant, pedestrians and vehicles and puts controls in place

  • Adequately barricades and protects against hazards

  • Competently signals the crane using correct hand and whistle signals

  • Dogs the load appropriately

  • Maintains contact with the operator.

  • Correctly slings awkward loads

  • Directs the moving of the load with the correct signals

  • Attaches a suitable tagline

  • Uses the correct type of cradles and cylinder carry frames when shifting materials

  • Lowers and de-rigs the load appropriately

  • Follows the ‘pick and carry’ rules of the site

  • Makes sure personnel and EWPs are clear from under the load, Makes sure the rigger is not in danger

  • Clears chains/slings from the load before signalling to lift the main hook

  • Complies with the crane safety behaviours

  • Conducts all operations in a safe and efficient manner.

Assessment Summary

  • Assessed as competent

  • Name of person carrying out check

  • Position

  • Auditor's signature

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